Ken Griffey Jr
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1987, Seattle Mariners, Round: 1, Overall Pick: 1

George Kenneth Griffey Jr...resides in Orlando, FL with wife Melissa and sons Trey Kenneth and Tevin Kendall, and daughter Taryn Kennedy... graduated from Moeller High School in Cincinnati in 1987...played 3 years of football and 4 years of d his prep leagues Player of the Year in 1986 and 1987...was the Mariners Roberto Clemente Award winner in 1996, 1997 and 1998, and the Reds Clemente award recipient in 2000 and 2006...finalist for the 2005 and 2006 Hutch Awards for exemplifying the spirit, courage and integrity of Fred Hutchinson...on the national board of directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America...received the 1994 Celebrity Recognition Award from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the A. Bartlett Giamatti Award from the Baseball Assistance Team (BAT) in recognition for his caring for fellow citizens...annually sponsored Christmas dinners for 350 kids from the Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Clubs in his first tour with the 1989, a Ken Griffey Jr. Chocolate Bar was introduced and sold over one million bars...toured Japan with a group of Major League All- Stars twice; was MVP in 1990 and also participated in 1992... in 2007 hosted his Stars & Strikes Celebrity Bowl that raised $100,000 for Cincinnati Childrens Hospital...following the 1993 season made his acting debut in the movie Little Big League...also had a part in the 2001 movie release Summer Catch and in episode 52 of The Simpsons...featured in several Nintendo video games...in 2008, released a series of charity wines to support The Ken Griffey Jr. Family Foundation, a fund that supports several causes, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and several childrens hospitals across the United States...hosted This Week in Baseball on Aug. 10, 2002...played for Team USA in the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006...named to the WBC All-Tournament...received the first Living Legend Award presented by the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory...the award was created to honor those whose careers in baseball and life outside the game have taken on a legendary quality because of their talents, achievements and personal conduct...named an American Public Diplomacy Envoy by Condoleezza Rice in Nov. 2008, traveling to Panama on behalf of the State Department...prior series vs. Mariners at Safeco Field in 2007, signed 1,000 baseballs that were sold for $100 each, with proceeds benefitting Childrens Hospitals in Seattle, Orlando and Cincinnati...sold all 1,000 balls from the Mariners Team Shop in about 9 hours.

Appeared in 117 games, including 102 starts (DH-91, LF-8, RF-3)...hit .214 (83x287) with a .411 SLG% (19 2B, 19 HR)...Ranks 5th all-time with 630 home runs (3rd among LH hitters)...first in club history with 417 HR (29 HR at Safeco Field)...Led team with 63 walks, including 43 prior to the All-Star break and 20 following the ASG...Batted .268 (45x168) with 13 HR in 54 home games, compared to .174 (38x219) with 6 HR on the road...Hit 9 of 19 home runs over the final 2 months of the season (HR/13.67 AB)...Hit a solo home run at New Yankee Stadium on July 1, 44th different Major League Ballpark he has homered in...is one shy of the all-time record held by Sammy Sosa...15 of 19 home runs came off first-time victims...has hit a HR off 407 different pitchers, 2nd only to Sammy Sosa (449)...Joined Alex Rodriguez with home runs July 1 at NYY...only 2nd game in ML history in which 2 players, each with at least 550 career homers, hit home runs...other was in a Braves-Giants game in 1971, when Hank Aaron and Willie Mays both homered...HR 8 June 23 vs. San Diego was the 5,000th HR in Mariners history...HR also tied Lou Gehrig on all-time hits list (currently 46th with 2,763)...Became only 12th player in Major League history to notch double-digits in home runs 20 times in a career (every year but 2002)...Hit 4 homers in Interleague play...ranks 2nd with 54 HR in Interleague play (Thome, 55)...Recorded 3 extra base hits (2 2B, HR) June 2 vs. Baltimore...since 1954, Griffey has the 3rd-most (tied) career games with at least 3 XBH: Manny Ramirez (24 G), Willie Mays (23 G), Griffey Jr. (22 G), Alex Rodriguez (22 G)...Hit walk-off single in 14th inning Aug. 12 vs. CWS in 1-0 victory...9th career walk-off hit (last: 6/30/08 vs. PIT w/CIN)...6 of 9 game-ending hits have come in extra innings...Hit game-tying, 2-run pinch-hit HR June 19 vs. Arizona (off Tony Pena)...6th career pinchhit HR (first since 9/25/06 vs. CHI w/CIN)...among the 25 players with at least 500 home runs, only Willie McCovey (16), Ted Williams (7) and Mark McGwire (7) have more PH HR...Made 2nd career start in LF June 13 at Colorado...had appeared in 3 previous games in LF in career (last: GS 8/23/02 at HOU)...Made 12th Opening Day start for the Mariners (1989-99, 2009), and first in right field... made 11 consecutive OD starts for the Mariners in CF (1989-99)...Hit a solo home run on Opening Day (4/6) at Minnesota...was his 8th career Opening Day homer, all coming in his 12 seasons with the Mariners (also: 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997-2, 1998, 1999)...tied Frank Robinson for the most OD homers in ML history...Singled in his first home at-bat April 14 vs. LAA, his first at-bat as a Mariner at Safeco Field since Sept. 26, 1999...Hit HR2 April 15 vs. LAA, his 400th homer as a Mariner...became first player in Major League history to hit 400 homers with one team (SEA) and 200 with another (210 with CIN)...was wearing 42 for Jackie Robinson Day...Hit game-tying 2-run home run May 10 at Minnesota... 7th career homer on Mothers Day (T2nd in ML history) and 100th career home run off a rookie pitcher (off LH Jose Mijares)...Drove in only run in Mariners 1-0 victory over the Angels on May 20...active RBI leader (1,829), but only 2nd time in career to drive in only run in a 1-0 win (last: 8/8/07 vs. LAD w/CIN).

Combined to hit .249 (122x490) with 30 doubles, 18 home runs and 71 RBI in 143 games with Chicago (AL) and Cincinnati...became the 6th player in history (3rd left-hander) to reach the 600-home run milestone June 9 at Florida (off M. Hendrickson)...acquired by the White Sox from Cincinnati on July 31 in exchange for RHP Nick Masset and INF Danny Richar...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, only Willie Mays had more home runs at the time of an in-season trade in 1972 (646)...fell short of the 20-homer mark for the first time in a full season since his rookie year in 1989 (16 HR in 127 games)...143 games played were his 2nd-most since 2001 (144 in 2007)... became the 18th player in baseball history with 5,000 total bases with a home run on July 4 vs. Washington (5,001)...made his White Sox debut on Aug. 1 at Kansas City, going 2-for-3 with 2 RBI...first start as an AL player since Oct. 3, 1999 (SEA at OAK)...hit his first home run with the White Sox on Aug. 20 vs. Seattle, tying Sammy Sosa (609) for 5th place on the all-time list...hit his 500th career double on Sept. 14 (G2) vs. Detroit.

Produced his ninth 30-homer season and his 11th 90-RBI season...led all Major League right fielders in homers... missed the Reds last 10g because of a high left groin strain suffered on 9/19 at Chi...led all National League players in All-Star fan voting (2,986,818)...also was voted to the team by the players...was the Reds only representative in SF...was a finalist for the Sharp presents Hank Aaron Award...was named to the Rawlings Gold Glove All-Time Team as voted by fans...ranked among the National League leaders in walks (85, 10th), intentional walks (14, 7th) and sac flies (9, T7th)...led the club with 116 starts batting third in the order and 131 starts in RF...from 4/19-4/21 missed 3g while battling the effects of the digestive condition diverticulitis...on 4/27 was diagnosed with pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs)...in May was selected by fans as the MLB Clutch Performer of the Month Presented by Pepsi after hitting .306 and ranking second in the NL in HR (10, Mils Fielder 13) and T8th in RBI (22)...in a 10-game stretch from 5/1-5/10 hit .432 with 5hr...according to Elias Sports Bureau, was the first time since May 1999 he hit at least 5hr with such a high batting average over a 10-game span...from 5/7-5/13 was NL Player of the Week after hitting .400 and leading the league in HR (3) and RBI (9)...won the weekly award for the 10th time in his career, the first time as a Red...his 8 interleague homers tied NYYs Alex Rodriguez for most in the majors in 2007...made 131 of his 134 starts in RF (3gs at DH)...prior to this season, in his career had made 4 apps/1 start in RF (start on 8/4/04 at SF, 8/27/02 vs StL, 9/26/98 vs Tex, 5/3/94 at Bos)...made his first 18 starts batting fourth or fifth in the order (.254, 1hr, 9rbi) and, beginning 5/3, his last 116 starts of the season batting third (.276, 29hr, 84rbi)...recorded 6 stolen bases (last on 7/17 at Atl, 2sb), his highest total since 2000...on 4/24 at StL hit his 564th career HR (off Kip Wells), his first of the season and second career as a right fielder, to move past Reggie Jackson into 10th place alone on the all-time list...on 5/10 vs Hou hit his 569th HR (off Matt Albers), tying Rafael Palmeiro for ninth all-time...on 5/22 vs Wsh hit his 573rd HR (off Matt Chico), tying Harmon Killebrew for eighth all-time...from 6/7-6/9 homered in 3 straight games...on 6/24 at Sea hit his 583rd HR (off Miguel Batista), tying Mark McGwire for seventh all-time...on 7/6 vs Ari hit his 586th HR (off Micah Owings), tying Frank Robinson for sixth all-time...on 7/16 at Atl moved past Robinson (off Oscar Villarreal)...from 6/22-6/24 played in Seattle, his first visit there since he was traded from the Mariners to the Reds following the 1999 season...the 3 sellouts at Safeco Field totaled 138,343 in paid attendance...finished the 3-game series 5-for-13 (.385), including 3 hits and a pair of solo HR in the series finales 3-2 loss...his homers were the 583rd and 584th of his career, tying and then passing McGwire into seventh place alone on that all-time list...his first homer produced career RBI 1,653, passing Tony Perez into 18th place alone on that all-time list...his 2 extra-base hits gave him 1,078 for his career, tying Cal Ripken for 17th all-time...Sea was the 29th team against which he had homered...prior to that series opener sold 1,000 autographed baseballs for $100 each, with proceeds benefitting Childrens Hospitals in Seattle, Orlando and Cincinnati...sold all 1,000 balls from the Mariners team shop in about 9 hours...on 4/15 wore uniform 42 in recognition of Jackie Robinson Day...in the 2-1 win at SD on 5/15 snapped the 1-1 tie with a 12th-inning HR off Heath Bell... on 6/13 vs LAA scored his 1,500th career run (61st player)...on 6/19 at Oak, his 582nd homer produced his 1,652nd RBI (his 500th RBI as a Red), tying Perez for 18th on that all-time list...on 7/18 at Atl singled off John Smoltz for his 2,500th career hit...on 8/8 vs LAD drove in the games only run with a third-inning, RBI-single off Chad Billingsley... on 8/14 at Chi left the game as part of a double switch...in the National Leagues 5-4 loss in the All-Star Game drove in a pair of runs with an RBI-single and sac fly and threw out Alex Rodriguez at the plate...spent most of spring training recovering from a broken left hand suffered in December and didnt appear in an exhibition game until 3/24 (6g in RF, 1g at DH)...in September his Stars & Strikes Celebrity Bowl raised $100,000 for CIncinnati Childrens Hospital.

In 109g ranked second on the club in HR and third in RBI...missed 22 of the Reds last 24g after he dislocated the second toe of his right foot jumping into the outfield wall on 9/4...made the first of those 2 apps in the eighth inning of a 5-4 win vs Cubs on 9/25, when he snapped an 0-for-12 skid with a dramatic pinch-hit, 3-run HR off Scott Eyre that erased a 4-2 deficit...was the 563rd HR of his career, tying Reggie Jackson for 10th on the all-time list...produced 2hr and 7rbi in his first 8g of the season before he suffered a strained biceps tendon in his right knee on 4/12 at Chi...went on the disabled list 5 days later... missed 26g until he played again on 5/11...on that day came off the DL to hit a game-ending, 3-run HR in the 12th inning of the 5-4 win vs Wsh (off LHP Joey Eischen)...in May led the club in RBI (21)...his 15-game hitting streak from 8/13-8/30 (.383, 3hr, 6rbi) was 1 shy of his career high and the longest by a Reds batter all season...also led the club with 99 starts batting third and 100 starts in CF...made his first 97 starts batting third before hitting cleanup on 8/28 at LAD...hit fourth in 3 straight games and then again on 9/4 vs SF...entered the season having homered in 41 different parks and in every existing facility except Dets Comerica Park and StLs new Busch Stadium...homered in each of those parks to tie Fred McGriffs Major League record (43 parks)...on 5/20 at Comerica hit his 15th career grand slam (off Joel Zumaya), his first since 7/28/00... on 6/5 at Busch tied McGriffs record with a pair of homers, including a solo shot off Jeff Suppan and a 3-run HR off Jason Isringhausen in the ninth that erased a 2-run deficit in the Reds 8-7 win...was his 53rd career multi-homer game and his 51st 2-homer game...on 6/6 at StL singled off Chris Carpenter in his 8,000th career at bat...on 6/19 at NYM, with his father in attendance, hit the 700th Griffey homer (Senior 152, Junior 548)...from 6/25-6/29 homered in 4 straight games, 1 shy of the team record he shares with Ted Kluszewski and Johnny Bench...in the 6-5 victory on 7/21 vs Mil produced a 2-run single in the ninth for his sixth career game-ending hit...on 8/13 at Phi singled off Ryan Madson to produce his 1,600th career RBI...on 8/16 at StL homered off Jorge Sosa for his 1,041st career extra-base hit, tying him with Pete Rose for 20th on that all-time list...as a member of Team USA was named to the World Baseball Classic all-tournament team (6g, 11-21, .524, 4r, 22tb, 3hr, 10rbi, 3bb)...although Team USA was eliminated in the second round he still ranked among the events statistical leaders in hitting (.524, 2nd), on-base percentage (.583, 2nd), slugging percentage (1.048, 3rd), hits (11, T4th), home runs (3, T3rd), RBI (10, T1st) and total bases (22, 2nd)... was the clubs nominee for both the Roberto Clemente Award and the Hutch Award for his humanitarian and charitable efforts...was Seattles winner of the Hometown Hero Award presented by DHL...at the Winter Meetings in Orlando received Baseball Americas Lifetime Achievement Award...in December suffered a broken left hand but was expected to recover fully by spring training 2007.

Won the Ernie Lombardi Award as the Reds Most Valuable Player and was a unanimous selection for the Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award, both as voted by the Cincinnati chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America...received National League Comeback Player of the Year Awards in voting by fans (presented by Viagra) and in voting by his peers (Players Choice Award, The Sporting News)...for the eighth time in his career was recognized by The Sporting News as an All-Star...was a finalist for the National Leagues Hank Aaron Award presented by CENTURY 21 and the 2005 Hutch Award for exemplifying the spirit, courage and integrity of former Reds manager Fred Hutchinson...in 2004 appeared in just 3g after the All-Star break because of a torn right hamstring...in 2005 hit .301 with 30 doubles, 35hr and 92rbi in 128g and 126 starts...produced 30 homers in a season for the eighth time in his career and 90rbi for the 10th time...began the season still recovering from that August 2004 radical right hamstring surgery and in 22g in April hit .244 (1hr, 9rbi)...in his last 106 apps of the season beginning 5/1 hit .313 (34hr, 83rbi) and in his last 85g beginning 5/25 hit .333 (29hr, 65rbi)...hit safely in 19 of his last 20g of the season (.410, 10hr, 14rbi), including 10 multi-hit games during a 15-game hitting streak from 8/14-8/30 (.444, 8hr, 12rbi) that ranked as his longest as a Red and the longest by any Reds batter in 2005...missed the Reds last 26g of the season because of a sprained right foot suffered while rounding second base in the 12th inning of an 8-3 victory on 9/4 at Atl...at the time of that injury was leading the Major Leagues with 18 homers after the All-Star break and overall was leading the Reds in RBI, total bases and slugging percentage, was tied for the club lead in homers and multi-hit games, ranked second in runs and hits and was third in apps...finished the season leading the team in slugging (.576) and 2-hit games (33)...ranked among the National League leaders in slugging (4th), home BA (.325, 6th), home runs (7th) and BA vs RHP (.314, 7th)...homered once every 14.0 plate apps, fourth-best in the NL...in May ranked third in the Major Leagues with 26rbi (Bobby Abreu & Derrek Lee, 30rbi)...in July hit .300 (9hr, 20rbi) and ranked T3rd in the National League in homers...in consecutive weeks from 8/15-8/28 finished second in the National League Player of the Week voting and then finished second in the NL Player of the Month for August voting (.355, 10hr, 19rbi)...put together 3 of the Reds 5 longest hitting streaks of the season, including the 15-gamer and a pair of 13- game stretches (4/24-5/9, 5/25-6/10)...from 6/21-7/22 reached base safely in 25 consecutive games (.345, 9hr, 19rbi)...didnt hit his first home run of the season until his 22nd game and 80th at bat (4/30 at Mil off Victor Santos), both career highs to begin a season...in the 11-8 victory on 6/19 vs Atl hit his fifth career homer on Fathers Day, a 3-run shot in the eighth inning off Adam Bernero that snapped the 8-8 tie...on 6/28 and 6/29 missed a pair of games at StL with the flu...on 7/4 at SF recorded his first career homer on the Fourth of July...in the 4-3 victory on 7/8 at Ari produced his 1,500th career RBI with a 2-out, 3-run HR off Armando Almanza in the eighth inning that tied the score at 3-3...on 8/25 at Wshs RFK Stadium homered off Livan Hernandez for his 40th ballpark and scored his 1,400th career run...on 8/28 at Pit doubled off Kip Wells for his 1,000th career extra-base hit...his homer off Tim Hudson on 9/2 at Atl was his 535th career HR and 2,300th career hit off his 340th pitcher in his 41st different ballpark...on 9/ 4 at Atl hit his 536th HR (off Horacio Ramirez) to tie Mickey Mantle for 12th on the all-time list...the Reds went 22-11 when he homered...17 of his 35hr tied games or put the Reds ahead...led the club with 60 starts batting fourth in the order...also hit second (23g) and third (43g)...made 124 starts in CF and 2 starts at DH...had 43 multi-hit games, including 10 3-hit games...on 9/26 had arthroscopic surgeries to clean out both his left knee and the seeping wound at the point of incision of his August 2004 right hamstring surgery (Dr. Timothy Kremchek)...following the season agreed to participate in the inaugural World Baseball Classic, scheduled for March 2006, if selected to the U.S. team.

Was selected to the All-Star starting lineup for the 12th time, tied with Ozzie Smith for third on that all-time list (Cal Ripken Jr. 17, Rod Carew 15)...in ceremonies at the All- Star Game in Houston participated in ceremonies honoring the 14 living players who hit at least 500 home runs...on 8/16 had season- ending surgery to repair a complete tear of his right hamstring (Dr. Tim Kremchek)...the 2-hour procedure included the insertion of 3 screws that attached the tendon to the bone and the debridement of scar tissue in the affected area...suffered the injury on 8/4 at SF while making a sliding play in the outfield...also was on the DL from 7/11-8/2 with a torn right hamstring...produced 20hr and 60rbi in 83 apps and 78 starts...led the club in hitting with RISP (.329)...made 80 apps and 77 starts prior to the All-Star break...in May led the Major Leagues in homers (10) and finished second in RBI (29)...made a team-high 76 starts in CF, 1 start in RF (8/4 at SF) and 1 start at DH (6/11 at Cle)...was his first career start and fourth career appearance in RF...made 31 starts batting third, 44 starts batting fourth 3 starts batting fifth...made his starts batting fifth in 3 consecutive starts, on 5/6 vs Mil and 5/7- 5/8 vs SF...hit fifth in the order for the first time since 6/22/90 at Tex...missed Opening Day with a strained right calf, an injury suffered during a spring training game on 3/29...missed the game on 4/23 at Pit to attend the funeral of his grandfather, Curtis Littleton...from 5/5-6/13 played in 36 consecutive games, his thirdlongest streak since joining the Reds (73g, 6/2-8/23, 2000; 52g, 4/ 3-5/31, 2000; 36g, 7/28-9/4, 2001)...that streak was snapped on 6/14 at Phi, a scheduled day off that was used to play a game rained out on 4/14...on 5/6 at Mil batted fifth and hit his first homer since 4/16 (16g, 67ab)...was his longest power drought by game since 8/28-9/20, 2001 (16g) and his longest by AB since 5/ 9-5/30, 1993 (79ab)...on 5/31 at Fla hit his 494th career homer, passing Lou Gehrig into 20th place alone on the all-time list...on 6/ 6 vs Mil hit a pair of homers, including his 100th as a Red (off Livan Hernandez)...was the 50th multi-homer game of his career...with his parents in attendance on 6/20 at StL hit his 500th career homer (solo off Matt Morris)...was his fourth career homer on Fathers Day and career hit number 2,143, the exact number produced by his father in 19 Major League seasons...the ball was caught and returned by 19-year-old Mark Crummley of Mt. Carmel, IL, whom Griffey rewarded with an all-expenses paid trip for 4 to the All-Star Game festivities in Hou...on 7/10 at Mil, the secondto- last game of the seasons first half, suffered a torn right hamstring chasing Brady Clarks triple...didnt play again until 8/4 at SF, when he made his only appearance of the season in RF...in that 8/4 game recorded his 400th career double (off Brett Tomko) but later left with the torn right hamstring...didnt make another start the rest of the season but played in the Reds next 2g as a pinch hitter (8/5 at SF, 8/6 at Col)...the 2 pinch-hit apps were his last apps of the season...on 8/12 went on the 60-day DL and 4 days later had season-ending hamstring surgery.

On 7/18 had season-ending surgery on his right ankle (Dr. Timothy Kremchek), an injury suffered while running out a double on 7/17 vs Hou...on 7/19 went on the 60-day disabled list...on 8/4 had surgery on his right shoulder (Kremchek) to repair a dislocation suffered while diving for a ball on 4/5 vs Chi...appeared in 53g, including 46 starts... missed 32g while on the disabled list with the shoulder injury (4/6-5/12) and beginning 7/18 missed the last 68g of the season while on the DL following ankle surgery... was expected to miss 6-10 weeks with the shoulder injury but returned in 37 days...on Opening Day vs Pit recorded the first hit at new Great American Ball Park, a first-inning double off Kris Benson...the baseball was sent to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown...had hit safely in each of his first 5g of the season when he suffered the right shoulder injury... from 7/8-7/12 homered in 5 consecutive games (5hr) to tie the club record shared by Ted Kluszewski (8/11-8/15, 1954, 5hr) and Johnny Bench (5/30-6/3, 1972, 7hr)...that streak ended on 7/17 vs Hou, the first game after the All-Star break, when he suffered the season-ending ankle injury...on 7/9 at Hou made his first start of the season and 28th career appearance batting cleanup...beginning 7/9 hit fourth in his last 5 starts of the season (5-16, 4hr, 5rbi)...made his other 41 starts batting third...made 43 starts in CF and 3 starts as the designated hitter...recorded his only triple on 6/24 at StL...finished the season with a 6-game hitting streak (.316, 5hr, 6rbi), his longest of the year...on 6/7 vs Tor produced his only sac bunt of the season and eighth of his career.

In his third season with the Reds was limited to 70g and 51 starts because of 2 separate stints on the disabled list, from 4/8-5/23 with a torn patellar tendon in his right knee (missed 41g) and from 6/25-7/21 with a torn right hamstring (missed 25g)...the injuries were not related...also missed time with injuries to his left quadriceps muscle and left hip flexor..suffered the patellar tendon injury during a rundown on 4/7 vs Mtl, the Reds sixth game of the season...returned to action on 5/24 and appeared in 10g, including 9 starts, before he suffered the right hamstring injury on 6/7 at Ana...missed 8 straight starts with the strained hamstring, then played in 10 more games/5 starts before he aggravated the injury on 6/23 vs Oak...went on the 15-day the disabled list the next day...was reinstated on 7/22 and in 44g and 31 starts the rest of the season hit .276 (6hr, 19rbi)...in August and September was bothered by a sore left hip and sore left quadriceps muscle...in his last 20g of the season beginning 8/25 hit .189 (1hr, 2rbi), including a pair of season-high 0-for-19 skids (8/24-8/29, 9/21-9/28)...finished the year with 1 hit in his last 21ab, dropping BA from .290 to season-ending .264...made 50 starts in CF and his only career start in LF (8/23 at Hou)...was his only appearance of the season in LF...as part of a defensive switch on 8/27 vs StL made his only appearance of the season in RF...from 7/22-8/4 batted cleanup in his first 9 starts after he was reinstated from the DL (12-35, .343, 2hr, 8rbi)...overall made 41 starts batting third and 10 starts batting fourth (last, 8/27 vs StL)...entered the 2002 season with 17 career apps batting cleanup (last, 7/5/01 vs Pit)...on 6/18 vs Sea collected the 2,000th hit of his Major League career, an infield single off Joel Pineiro...became only the 29th player in history to record at least 2,000 hits and 400 homers...was the fourth active player to reach those totals (Bonds, McGriff, Palmeiro)...in the 13-inning, 6-4 victory vs LA on 8/1 hit a 2-run, walkoff HR off Omar Daal...on 8/19 vs Hou hit the fourth pinch-hit HR of his career (3-run off Ricky Stone)...on 9/18 at Pit became just the eighth player to homer into the Allegheny River (off Josh Fogg)...from 7/26-8/4 had a season-high 8-game hitting streak...had 10 multi-hit games, including eight 2-hit games and a pair of 4-hit games (8/23 at Hou, 9/19 at Pit).

Led the Reds with 22hr and with 65rbi ranked third behind Sean Casey (89rbi) and Dmitri Young (69rbi)...was bothered all year by a torn left hamstring...during spring training suffered from soreness in his left hamstring, an injury dating back to 9/11/00...while rounding third base on 3/26 vs the Royals at Baseball City suffered a partial tear of that same muscle...because of the injury made his first 16 apps of the season as a pinch hitter (0-12, 3bb, 2ibb, 5k, 1hbp) until he went on the disabled list on 4/29...was reinstated from the DL on 6/15 and that night vs Col made his first start of the season in the Reds 65th game...hit safely in his first 9g after coming off the DL (.371, 2 2b, 2hr, 8rbi, 7r)...in 95g after he returned from the DL hit .295 with all 22hr and 95rbi...missed an Opening Day start for the first time in his career...did not make the All-Star team for the first time since his rookie season (1989)...finished fifth in the All-Star voting among NL outfielders...at 31 years, 261 days old became the youngest player in baseball history to hit 450hr when he homered off Russ Ortiz on 8/9 vs SF...Griffey (11hr, 29rbi) and Adam Dunn (12hr, 27rbi) combined for 23hr and 56rbi in August...for the first time in the Reds 133-year history, they had 2 players with at least 11 homers in a calendar month...their 23 homers is a club record for a pair of Reds teammates in any month and the most in the majors since Tex Rafael Palmeiro (15hr) and Ivan Rodriguez (12hr) combined for 27 homers in August 1999...the previous club record was held by Ted Kluszewski (13hr) and Jim Greengrass (9hr), who combined for 22 homers in August 1954...in the bottom of the 11th inning of the 5-4 victory on 8/20 vs StL snapped the 4-4 tie with an inside-the-park homer off Andy Benes...was the Major Leagues first extra-inning, inside-the-park homer to end a game since Phis Bobby Abreu did it in a 10-inning, 2-1 victory on 8/27/00 vs SF...was the third inside-the-park homer of his career and the first by a Red since Chris Stynes on 6/6/98 vs Cle off Jaret Wright...led the club with 90 starts in CF...also started a pair of games at DH (7/6-7/7 at Min)...made a team-high 91 starts batting third in the order and 1 start batting fourth...on 7/5 vs Pit hit cleanup for the only time all season and for the 17th time in his career...through 88g on 9/4 was hitting .302 (19hr, 52rbi), his highest BA since 8/30/99 (.303 for Sea)...beginning 9/5 hit .229 (3hr, 13rbi) in his last 23g of the season...hit .310 with RISP...began the season 0-for-13, his longest hitless skid of the season, until he singled off Ron Villone on 6/15 vs Col...on 9/22 at Mil recorded his first sac bunt since 1996...from 8/1-8/11 had a season-high 10-game hitting streak (.333, 5hr, 11rbi)...from 8/17-8/23 recorded at least 1rbi in a season-high 7 straight games...had 29 multi-hit games...had 3 bunt hits...finished the season 3-for-24 in his last 7g, dropping BA from .297, and went hitless in his last 10ab to drop BA from .294.

In his first season with the Reds led the club with 40hr, 118rbi, 100 runs scored, 289 total bases and 94 walks...had at least 100rbi for the fifth straight season and for the eighth time in his career...was voted to the All-Star Games starting lineup for the 11th consecutive year, his first as a National League playe.

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